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Arson suspected in burning vehicle

LEWISTON – A burning vehicle was found fully engulfed between Rainbow Lake and Meyers Lake, off Blacknose Spring Road on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation just after 1 a.m. Monday.

Niagara County sheriff’s deputies found the burning vehicle with the door to the gasoline tank open, and arson is suspected.

A license plate was found near the vehicle, identified as a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville, which was reported stolen on April 17 by a 41-year-old man in the 1100 block of Linwood Avenue.

Pekin Volunteer Fire Department put out the fire.